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Montreal Institute for Genocide and
Human Rights Studies

Training & conferences

MIGS hosts several conferences and workshops throughout the year. Geared to mid- to senior-level professionals, practitioners, soldiers and diplomats, the sessions feature internationally-recognized experts in the field of human rights and international affairs.

Events cover such topics as: 

  • International Law and the Genocide Convention
  • The Responsibility to Protect
  • The Role of National Governments and Parliamentarians
  • The Role of Media in Genocide Prevention
  • The Role of the UN and Regional Organizations in Preventing Mass Atrocities
  • Mobilizing Technology for Conflict Prevention
  • Civil society and Mass Atrocity Prevention
  • Child Soldiers
  • Security
  • Social Media and Radicalization
  • Case Studies: Boko Haram, Syria, ISIS,...
 

Should you be interested in customized training sessions or policy briefings, please get in touch with us at migs@concordia.ca

 
Annual Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
 

Since 2013, MIGS has been hosting an annual Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities.

The Program is open to any professional with several years of experience in a field relevant to human rights, international affairs, international development, security, and justice. These include:

  •     Government officials
  •     Policy-makers and diplomats
  •     Staff and officers of NGOs, think tanks, and international organizations
  •     Advocates and activists
  •     Scholars and researchers
  •     Journalists and media professionals
  •     Politicians and political aides

Aim of the program

  • Providing participants with opportunities to deepen their knowledge;
  • Providing participants with opportunities to home their skills through training sessions on topics including international law, the Responsibility to Protect, Boko Haram, Child soldiers, and humanitarian affairs. MIGS works with instructors from the Child Soldiers Initiative, the Canadian parliament, the Canadian forces and more;
  • Providing participants with networking opportunities to expand their contacts, to identify new partnerships, and to broaden their knowledge;
  • Encouraging participants to consider the intersection of their work with other human rights issues.

By the end of the program, participants have:

  • Reflected on their role as individuals interested in mass atrocity prevention;
  • Increased their theoretical knowledge through workshops offered by MIGS;
  • Learned how to identify risks of genocide and mass atrocity crimes, learn best practice, and get an understanding of strategies to prevent and halt atrocity crimes;
  • Expand their professional network;
  • Increased awareness about the human rights issues faced by civilians;
  • An increase in professional opportunities for themselves and their organizations or institutions;
  • Sustained networking and partnerships, including ongoing contact with MIGS.

 

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